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Birthday Dinner Upper West Side Recs?

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Hi Everyone! I'm looking for a dinner suggestion on the upper west side (as long as it's above 65th) for my friend's birthday. It will probably be around 5 people at dinner. The birthday girl loves to eat and is definitely a foodie. It could be high-end or just comfy casual with great eats and good drinks. We've been to Cesca and Dovetail...loved both. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! (And any surrounding bar recommendations would be great too! :) ) Thanks!

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  1. How about Salumeri Rosi on Amsterdam bet. 73rd & 74th? I love it.

    http://www.salumeriarosi.com/

    It's been mentioned plenty on CH.

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    1. re: c oliver

      i like the food, but find the tight seating quarters uncomfortable

    2. I think Calle Ocho though not the best food has a really great atmosphere. (they still have the best cheese breads though!)

      Others to consider West Branch, Bar Bao, Telepan, Ouest

      1. I would try Ouest, followed by George Keeleys (Amsterdam bet'n 83/84) for drinks - love the beer selection there.

          1. We've always been happy with Ouest.